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A realization of PROFIdrive is based on an existing implementation of PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Depending on the chosen application class there are different functions realizable.

In order to support device manufacturers a tested source code is provided by the industrialNETworX Community for free and can be integrated into devices. Thus, device manufacturers are able to integrate PROFIdrive quickly and efficiently into their devices.


Many manufacturers around the world support the PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies as well as the PROFIdrive, PROFIsafe, and PROFIenergy profiles. To ensure the quality of devices, the PI Test Labs certify manufacturers‘ devices. On the following figure you can see the confomity test wih the PROFIdrive Profile Tester:






PI Training Centers and numerous technology providers and manufacturers offer workshops on PROFIBUS and PROFINET and their related profiles. 


Accredited PI Competence Centers around the world are available to help you in case of technical questions and support requests. For additional information on the technologies and on workshops, technical documentation (e.g., system descriptions) and products please visit our download section.

Our well-known PI technologies

PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.

PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology.

IO-LINK is an independent sensor / actuator interface solution for use with with all automation technologies.